Past Research Students

Research Thesis Students

  • Isidro Alvarez: Code Fragment Learning Classifier Systems.PhD Thesis. 2013. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship (with A/Prof Will Browne and Prof Mengjie Zhang)
  • Harith Al-Sahaf : Genetic Programming for Image Analysis. 2013. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship (Partial). (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Mark Johnston)
  • Rachel Hunt: Genetic Programming for Scheduling. PhD Thesis. 2012. (With Dr Mark Johnston and Prof Mengjie Zhang)
  • Muhammad Ghifary. Face Recognition using Evolutionary Techniques and Probability Approaches. PhD Thesis. 2015. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship. (with Prof Bastiaan Kleijn and Prof Mengjie Zhang)
  • Syed Saud Naqvi, Learning Classifier Systems for Image Analysis. PhD Thesis. 2015. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship. (with Dr Christopher Hollitt and Dr Will Browne).
  • Henry Williams. Learning Classifier Systems for Robotics. PhD Thesis. 2015. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship. (with Dr Will Browne and Prof Dale Carnegie)
  • Soha Momtaz Ahmed, Bioinformatics, PhD Thesis. 2015. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Lifeng Peng)
  • Wenlong (Bruce) Fu, Particle Swarm Optimisation for Image Recognition. PhD Thesis. 2014. VC's Strategic PhD Scholarship. (with Dr Mark Johnston and Prof Mengjie Zhang)
  • Syahaneim Marzukhi, Learning Classifier Systems. PhD Thesis. 2014. Malaysian Government Scholarship. (with A/Prof Will Browne and Prof Mengjie Zhang)
  • Bing Xue. Particle Swarm Optimisation. PhD Thesis. 2014. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Will Browne)
  • Juan Rada-Vilela. Swarm Intelligence. PhD Thesis. 2014. Victoria PhD Scholarship. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Prof Winston Seah)
  • Su Nguyen. Genetic Programming with Hyperheuristics. PhD Thesis.2013 Victoria Doctoral Scholarship. ((with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Mark Johnston)
  • Muhammad Iqbal. Learning Classifier Systems. PhD Thesis. 2014. Victoria PhD Scholarship. (with A/Prof Will Browne and Prof Mengjie Zhang)
  • Mahdi Setayesh. Particle Swarm Optimisation for Edge Detection in Noisy Images. PhD Thesis, 2012. Victoria PhD Scholarship. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr MarkJohnston)
  • Samuel Hindmarsh. Brain Computer Interface. ME Thesis. 2013. Victoria Master (by Research) Scholarship. (with Dr Stuart Marshall and Prof Mengjie Zhang)
  • Urvesh Bhowan, Genetic Programming for Classification with Unbalanced Data, PhD Thesis. 2012. BuildIT PhD Scholarship. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr MarkJohnston)
  • Rohitash Chandra, Cooperative Co-evolution for training recurrent neural networks, PhD Thesis. 2012. Victoria PhD Scholarship. (with A/Prof Marcus Frean and Prof Mengjie Zhang)
  • Will Smart. Empirical Analysis of GP schemata. PhD thesis. 2011. VC's Strategic PhD Scholarship. (with Mengjie Zhang and Peter Andreae)
  • Kourosh Neshatian, Feature Manipulation with Genetic Programming, PhD Thesis. 2010. Victoria PhD Scholarship. (with Mengjie Zhang and Peter Andreae)
  • Jason Xie. An Analysis of Tournament Selection in Genetic Programming. PhD Thesis. 2009. (with Mengjie Zhang and Peter Andreae)
  • Daniel Atkins. Evolutionary Art and Image Generation. Summer Research Scholarship. Nov 2009 -- Feb 2010. (with Mengjie Zhang and Will Browne)
  • Jan Larres. Genetic Programming for Evolving Loops and Recursive Structures for Classification. Summer Research Scholarship. Nov 2009 -- Feb 2010. (with Mengjie Zhang and Will Browne)
  • Lee Macri. PSO for Image Recognition. Summer Research Scholarship. Nov 2009 -- Feb 2010. (with Mengjie Zhang and Will Browne)
  • Thomas Liddle. Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimisation for Object detection. Summer Research Scholarship. Nov 2009 -- Feb 2010. (with Dr Mark Johnston and Mengjie Zhang)
  • Rachel Hunt. Genetic Programming with Class Imbalance Problems. Summer Research Assistant. Nov 2009 -- Feb 2010. (with Dr Mark Johnston, Mengjie Zhang and Will Browne)
  • Chris Bruniges. Evolutionary Computing for Car Racing. Summer Research Assistant. Nov 2009 -- Feb 2010. (with Will Browne and Mengjie Zhang)

  • Ben Haughey. Learning Classifier Systems. Summer Research Assistant. Nov 2009 -- Feb 2010. (with Will Browne and Mengjie Zhang)
  • Carlton Downey. New Operators in Linear Genetic Programming for Multiclass Classification . BSc(Hon) Project. 2009. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Jason Xie. Investigation of Tournament Selection in Genetic Programming. Research Assistant. Oct 2008 -- Dec 2009. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Ammar Mohemmed. Particle Swarm Optimisation for (Image) Classification. Research Assistant/Fellow. Oct 2007 -- Feb 2009. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Roman Klapaukh. Evolutionary Art , Research Assistant. July -- October 2009. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Phillip Wong. Removing Redundancu and Reducing Fitness Evaluation Costs in Genetic Programming. Masters Thesis, 2008. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Hamish Evans. Particle Swarm Optimisation for Image Classification. BIT(Honours) Research Project. 2008. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Phillip Boyle. Gaussian Processes for Regression and Optimisation. PhD thesis, May 2007. (With Marcus Frean and Mengjie Zhang)
  • Barret Chin. Neural Networks and Genetic Programming for Fast Object Detection. BSc(Honours) Research Project. 2007. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Grant Patterson. Fitness Functions in Genetic Programming for Classification with Unbalanced Data. Research assistant. Jan -- Jun 2007. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Phillip Wong. Simplification of Programs in Genetic Programming. Research Assistant, August 2006 -- Feb 2007. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Christopher Fogelberg. Linear Genetic Programming. Research Assistant, Oct 2005 -- June 2006. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Xiaoli Ma. Genetic Programming for Regression and Classification Tasks. Masters Thesis, 2007. (with Guifa Teng and Mengjie Zhang)
  • Xin Li. Weed Identification and Recognition in Wheat Field. Masters Thesis, 2007. (with Jinguo Zhang and Mengjie Zhang)
  • Daniel McGaughran. Genetic Programming: Evolving Simulated Human-Generated Programs with Loops and Control Structures in . BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2005. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Phillip Wong. Simplification of Genetic Programs during Evolution. BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2005. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Christopher Fogelberg. Linear Genetic Programming for Multi-class Classification Problems. BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2005. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Minh Duc Cao. Classication of Scientic Papers Using Machine Learning, BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2005. (with Mengjie Zhang and Xiaoying Gao)
  • Weijun (Norman) Lou. Improving Crossover in Genetic Programming for Image Recognition, BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2004-2005. (with Mengjie Zhang and Xiaoying Gao)
  • Will Smart. Genetic Programming for Object Recognition, Masters Thesis, 2005. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Jason Xie. Speech Analyser in an ICAI System for TESOL. Masters Thesis, 2004. (with Peter Andreae and Mengjie Zhang)
  • Yun Zhang. Genetic Programming for Multiclass Object Classification, BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2004. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Malcolm Lett. Improving Training Performance of Genetic Programming for Object Detection, BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2004. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Bunna NY. Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms for Object Classification and Detection, BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2003. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • William Smart. Genetic Programming for Multiclass Object classification. BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2003. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Urvesh Bhowan. Fitness function with program size in genetic programming for multiclass object classification. BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2003. (with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Mark Pritchard, Genetic Programming for Object Detection, BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2002. (with Mengjie Zhang and Peter Andreae)
  • Roy Chow. Multiple Class Object Detection Using Pixel Statistics in Neural Networks, BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2002. (with Mengjie Zhang and Peter Andreae)

Summer Research Students

  • Aneta. Particle Swarm Optimisation for Feature Selection in Classification. Summer Research Scholarship Project. 2012-2013. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Bing Xue)
  • Yan Dai. Particle Swarm Optimisation for Feature Construction in Classification. Summer Research Scholarship Project. 2013-2013. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Bing Xue)
  • Ben Powley. Genetic Programming for Evolving Recursive Structures. Summer Research Scholarship Project. 2012-2013. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang)
  • John Park. Genetic Programming for Job Shop Scheduling. Summer Research Scholarship Project. 2012-2013. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Su Nguyen)
  • Yang Yu. Genetic Programming for QoS-driven Wen Service Composition. Summer Research Scholarship Project. 2012-2013. (with Dr Hui Ma and Prof Mengjie Zhang)
  • Anqi Wang. Automatically Compose Semantic Web Service through Genetic Programming. Summer Research Scholarship Project. 2012-2013. (with Dr Hui Ma and Prof Mengjie Zhang)
  • James. Genetic Programming for Timetabling. Summer Research Scholarship Project. 2012-2013. (with Dr Mark Johnston and Prof Mengjie Zhang)
  • Jayden. Genetic Programming for Scheduling. Summer Research Scholarship Project. 2012-2013. (with Dr Mark Johnston and Prof Mengjie Zhang)
  • Aaron Scoble. Linear Genetic Programming. Summer Research Assistant, 2012-2013. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Will Borwne)
  • Liam Cervante. Genetic Programming for Evolving Computer Programs for Classifiation. Summer Research Scholarship Project. 2011-2012. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Bing Xue)
  • Harith Al-Sahaf. Genetic Programming for Feature Extraction and Selection. Summer research scholarship project, 2011-2012. (with Dr Kourosh Neshatian, Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Andy Song)
  • Rachel Hunt. Genetic Programming with Class Imbalance Problems. Summer Research Scholarship Project, 2011. (with Dr Kourosh Neshatian and Prof Mengjie Zhang)
  • Aaron Scoble. Linear Genetic Programming. Summer Research Scholarship Project, 2011-2012. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Mark Johnston)
  • Daniel Atkins. Genetic Programming for Image Feature Construction. Summer Research Scholarship. Nov 2010 -- Feb 2011. (with Dr Kourosh Neshatian and Prof Mengjie Zhang)
  • Anna Friedlander. Genetic Programming for Feature Selection in Classification. Summer Research Scholarship. Nov 2010 -- Feb 2011. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Kourosh Neshatian)
  • Rachel Hunt. Genetic Programming with Class Imbalance Problems. Summer Research Assistant. Nov 2010 -- Feb 2011. (with Mark Johnston and Prof Mengjie Zhang)
  • Joel Miller. Summer Research Assistant. Nov 2010 -- Feb 2011. (with Mark Johnston)
  • Aaron Scoble. Summer Research Assistant. Nov 2010 -- Feb 2011. (with Mark Johnston)
  • Henry Williams. Learning Classifier Systems. Summer Research Assistant. Nov 2010 -- Feb 2011. (with Dr Will Browne)